A court is a tribunal, often a governmental institution, with the authority to adjudicate legal disputes between parties and carry out the administration of justice in civil, criminal, and administrative matters in accordance with the rule of law. In both common law and civil law legal systems, courts are the central means for dispute resolution, and it is generally understood that all persons have an ability to bring their claims before a court. Similarly, the rights of those accused of a crime include the right to present a defense before a court.
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... Nanboku-chō southern court Eras as reckoned by legitimate Court (as determined by Meiji rescript) Kōwa (1381–1384) Genchū (1384–1393) Nanboku-chō northern ...
... Voisko Oblast, Russian Empire – April 22, 1967, Moscow, Russian SFSR) was a judge of the Supreme Court of the Soviet Union ... His court experience started in May 1920 when he was appointed as the chairman-deputy of the Military Court of Semirechye Army Group during the Civil War ... In 1924 was appointed as the member of the Military Court Collegiate of the Moscow Military District ...
... of his generation and probably had more influence on the powerful Marshall Court than any other advocate had ... Of the 223 cases he argued before the Supreme Court, he won about half of them ... important role in eight of the most celebrated constitutional cases decided by the Court between 1801 and 1824 ...
... Wyoming's highest court is the Supreme Court of Wyoming, with five justices presiding over appeals from the state's lower courts ... is unusual in that it does not have an intermediate appellate court, like most states ... Appeals from the state district courts go directly to the Wyoming Supreme Court ...
... He was later appointed to the court of King Athelstan ... a favourite of the king and was the envy of other members of the court ... The king ordered him to leave the court and as Dunstan was leaving the palace his enemies physically attacked him, beat him severely, bound him, and ...
More definitions of "court":
- (noun): The sovereign and his advisers who are the governing power of a state.
Synonyms: royal court
- (noun): A hotel for motorists; provides direct access from rooms to parking area.
Synonyms: motor hotel, motor inn, motor lodge, tourist court
- (noun): A room in which a law court sits.
- (noun): The residence of a sovereign or nobleman.
Example: "The king will visit the duke's court"
- (noun): A specially marked area within which a game is played.
Example: "Players had to reserve a court in advance"
- (noun): Australian woman tennis player who won many major championships (born in 1947).
Synonyms: Margaret Court
- (noun): The family and retinue of a sovereign or prince.
Synonyms: royal court
- (verb): Engage in social activities leading to marriage.
Example: "We were courting for over ten years"
- (verb): Seek someone's favor.
- (noun): A yard wholly or partly surrounded by walls or buildings.
Example: "The house was built around an inner court"
- (noun): Respectful deference.
Example: "Pay court to the emperor"
Famous quotes containing the word court:
“Of all things in life, Mrs. Lee held this kind of court-service in contempt, for she was something more than republicana little communistic at heart, and her only serious complaint of the President and his wife was that they undertook to have a court and to ape monarchy. She had no notion of admitting social superiority in any one, President or Prince, and to be suddenly converted into a lady-in-waiting to a small German Grand-Duchess, was a terrible blow.”
—Henry Brooks Adams (18381918)
“When a mans feeling and character are injured, he ought to seek a speedy redress.... My character you have injured, and further you have insulted me in the presence of a court and large audience. I therefore call upon you as a gentleman to give me satisfaction for the same.”
—Andrew Jackson (17671845)
“Betray, kind husband, Thy spouse to our sights,
And let mine amorous soul court Thy mild Dove,
Who is most true and pleasing to Thee then
When she is embraced and open to most men.”
—John Donne (15721631)